Next courser starts November 2nd!

I am running my second 6 week ONLINE course starting on Monday 2nd November. This course explores different art materials and how you can use them to create work. I will be using observational drawing as the starting point and then exploring the subject with these materials. I will be using a range of different…

The Arts School – monthly art challenge – October

Monthly Art Challenge. Each month I set a different theme and tasks to help inspire you to draw, paint and create. If you want help just let me know.   WHAT: October – Light At this time of year the light changes – the sun is lower, the tress are changing colours and loosing their leaves, rain…

Next course with The Arts School – 6 week online Course -Drawing and Painting.

6 week online Course -Drawing and Painting. WHAT: 6 week online course aimed at developing your drawing and painting style, knowledge and skills.Suitable for all levels, the course is aimed at your own development through exercises and discussion. Week 1: Introduction – drawing and from lifeWeek 2: Exploring materials, techniques and processesWeek 3: Composition – choosing your subjectWeek…

The Arts School Newsletter – October

Hello. Welcome to The Arts School’s October newsletter. I hope you are all well and exploring Autumn’s glorious colours! I hope you managed to catch some of the inspiring artists LIVE interviews with Pure 360, if you didn’t you can catch up on the website. The first online course is up and running. The upside of…

Art classes – online and in the real

I am running one to one and online art classes due to the current situation and loving the benefits that the different types of classes can have. The online course I have written allows you to work in your own time, wherever you are. That means I have people from other countries, and a more…

How do you charge for your art?

I often get asked how to charge for artwork. I have a simple formula: materials (canvas, paints, etc) + time @ £50 per hour + £10 per artwork for studio costs (my studio, advertising etc) + additional fees (gallery or commission fees) = price A long time ago someone told me that if you feel…

Studio sales – virtually

One of the things I do when I open my studio is a sale of old work and cards. This is a great way to clear space for new, and allow people to support me if they are not in a position to pay (more on how I charge in another post) For South East…

Still Life – Facebook Lives- join me!

This week it is “bowl of fruit and veg” theme. Love it for the colours, exploring shapes and the challenges of perspective. Also love when I ask the company that delivered our fruit and veg (the wonderful River Mead Nursery) for something interesting to draw and they drop of a thistle artichoke! Join me on…

New week new start

I haven’t done a self portrait since A level … which was late 90’s! Looking forward to the challenge, and would love to virtually see you there! 10am on The Arts School Facebook page each day of the week. I ask £5 a week if you are in a situation to pay, but know that…